Cochrane Nutrition and Physical Activity

About us

Cochrane Nutrition and Physical Activity provides a hub of expertise on interventions and strategies to reduce disease burden related to poor nutrition and physical inactivity by supporting the generation and synthesis of evidence identified as priorities by key national, regional and international stakeholders. This includes inputs into methods required for effective and efficient synthesis of the impact of complex interventions, stakeholder engagement with global partners including the World Health Organization, and implementation and knowledge translation in these areas.

The core groups partnering in this Thematic Group are Cochrane Public Health, Cochrane Germany, Cochrane Nutrition, as well as the Nutrition and Food Security sub-group of The Campbell Collaboration.


Group Directors

Luke Wolfenden Luke Wolfenden - School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
Celeste Naude Celeste Naude - Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Group Executives

Lukas Schwingshackl Lukas Schwingshackl - Institute for Evidence in Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany
Solange Durao Solange Durao - Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Jodie Doyle Jodie Doyle - School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
Sam McCrabb Sam McCrabb - School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
Adrian Bauman Adrian Bauman - Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney University, Australia
Hayley Christian Hayley Christian - Telethon Kids Institute and School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Our Plans

Our vision is to be an independent, globally recognised go-to place for evidence syntheses aligned with our scope.

Our goals are to:

  • support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for policy and practice by advancing the preparation and impact of high quality, relevant evidence syntheses;
  • be a collaborative and sustainable component of Cochrane’s ecosystem for producing high-quality, trusted evidence; and
  • add appreciable value to Cochrane’s vision of a world of better health for all people.

Some of our objectives include:

  • Increasing the relevance, timeliness and quality of evidence synthesis aligned with our scope by actively engaging in priority-setting with key evidence users and decision makers, producing high quality evidence syntheses on priority topics, and strengthening methods for trustworthy evidence synthesis and evidence use relevant to nutrition and physical activity questions.
  • Increasing the impact and visibility of Cochrane evidence synthesis aligned with our scope across all target audiences through coordinated knowledge translation, and building demand for evidence-informed decision-making across all actors in the health decision making ecosystem.


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Contact us

Jodie Doyle